Gozan

Gozan (Goh´zan; Akkadian Guzana)

A city (modern Tell Halaf) on the Habor River; the city and its surrounding region became part of the Assyrian Empire in the ninth century BCE (alluded to in 2Kgs 19:12). Gozan was one of the places to which the Israelites were deported after the capture of Samaria (2Kgs 17:6; 2Kgs 18:11; 1Chr 5:26).

2Kgs 19:12

12Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my predecessors destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar?

2Kgs 17:6

6In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria captured Samaria; he carried the Israelites away to Assyria. He placed them in Halah, on the Habor, the river o ... View more

2Kgs 18:11

11The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria, settled them in Halah, on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,

1Chr 5:26

26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of King Pul of Assyria, the spirit of King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reube ... View more

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